Sheriff's Office

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office to fairly enforce the laws of the State of Iowa for the citizens of Pottawattamie County. This mission will be adhered to with the highest level of courtesy, commitment, integrity, and professionalism. Further, it is our mission to provide services to the citizens of Pottawattamie County as well as provide effective Law Enforcement; safe, humane and secure jails; and security to our courts and Judicial System.
The Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office is responsible for law enforcement in the unincorporated areas of Pottawattamie County and in the towns that contract with the Sheriff's Office. We patrol our roads, serve civil process, secure the Courthouse, operate the Jail, and run the 911 / Communications Center responsible for answering emergency calls and dispatching police, fire, and medical responders.

The Road Patrol Division is responsible for patrolling approximately 1,200 square miles of roads within the county, as well as, approximately 89,000 residents.

The Jail Division operates a 288 bed direct supervision jail facility. The Jail is a secure detention facility holding pre-trial detainees as well as male and female sentenced inmates. The Jail receives new bookings directly from Sheriff's Patrol and other county law enforcement agencies such as the Council Bluffs Police Department, the Carter Lake Police Department, the Avoca Police Department, and the Iowa State Patrol.


Jefferey Danker
Sheriff

Rob Ambrose
Chief Deputy
Phone Office: (712) 890-2200
Non-Emergency: (712) 328-5737
Call 911 for Emergencies
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday
Location Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office
1400 Big Lake Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51501